“Man is the measure of all things: of things which are, that they are, and of things which are not, that they are not” —Protagoras
I am a postdoctoral visitor at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, working with Prof. Naftali Tishby. I will be joining Prof. Daniel D. Lee's group in the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania.
I did my PhD in Autonomous Agents under the supervision of Zoubin Ghahramani at the University of Cambridge and my BSc/Diploma in Computer Engineering at the University of Chile. My background is mainly in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science.
I'm interested in the foundations of Machine Learning and Cybernetics, and I study the links between: information theory, learning, control, economics, causality, statistical mechanics, ergodic theory and complexity theory. Most importantly, I'm a huge fan of elegant, minimalistic algorithms that are practically simple, computationally efficient, and formally sound.
I have recently focused my efforts on information-theoretic and statistical mechanical approaches to adaptive control, leading to contributions in bounded rationality models and recasting adaptive control as a causal inference problem. I have also worked on causal induction, and on game- and decision-theoretic models in computational neuroscience.
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Pedro A. Ortega (פדרו אורטגה)
Givrat Ram, Ross Building, Room 1E
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Email: peortega [AT] cs.huji.ac.il